2024 - 2025 Call to Artists for Solo & Group Exhibitions

Image shows work from artist Sukanya Mani.
Image shows work from artist Sukanya Mani.

Proposal Details

Deadline for entries: September 14, 2023

Jury Notification: September 27, 2023


Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is accepting proposals for solo and small group (a limit of four artists per group) exhibitions for 2024 and 2025. Artworks of all media are eligible; including but not limited to painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, fiber, photography, graphic design, installations, short film, and video games. Utilizing guidelines approved by our Board of Directors, a panel of art specialists will adjudicate exhibition proposals. Proposals showcasing innovation in theme, media, or style will be given preference. Adjudication will be based on originality/creativity, quality and consistency, technical competence, and strength of the concept.

All exhibitions are 4 – 8 weeks long and include a community reception and an artist talk. The exhibition schedule will be determined by Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center.

Jury Panel

The exhibition proposals will be juried by a distinguished panel of art professionals. The jury panel includes:

Asmaa Walton | Independent Curator and Founder of 'Black Art Library'

Rachel Winter | Assistant Curator, MSU Broad Art Museum

Zachary Trebellas | Director, Avenue for the Arts

Elizabeth Charles Funding: Open to artists working in the social justice/DEI realm

Elizabeth Charles believed in the arts as a vehicle for self-expression and as a means to develop a deeper understanding of our humanity. As a student, Elizabeth actively championed human equity and diversity. In 2020, the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center and Elizabeth's father, Norm Charles, established the fund in her honor. Funding is provided by Norm Charles, Phyllis Mellon, as well as additional funders who seek to continue her championship by supporting Michigan artists and amplifying their voices through monetary awards and promotions. Preference will be given to artists with a vision for or emphasis on enhancing awareness and equity across race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ethnicity.

If you are applying for this funding, in addition to an exhibition, please check the box in the application and give a brief description of how your work aligns with the Elizabeth Charles Funding.

• Successful applicants will be given $1000 to support their work.

• Emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply.

Questions or Scholarship Needs

This application does have a $15 fee to apply. Scholarships are available, please contact Exhibitions & Gallery Sales Director, Katrina M. Daniels, at katrina@lansingartgallery.org